You all know I'm much too sequential to skip my normal Friday Fricassee just because, yanno, there's a huge auction going on right now.
So here it is -- December's first Friday! We all know the month will blur by, even if we do our best to savor the days.
Aside from the don't-move-my-cheese factor, I'm really writing to say a little bit about ENTRIES THAT DON'T GET ANY BIDS.
Yes, it will happen. Last year, 9 out of our 40 entries did not receive any bids from the participating agents. That's not a bad ratio, really. But I'm sure it didn't feel so great to the 9.
Here's the thing. "No bids" does not equal "my work sucks." I'm sure you all realize that, anyway, since the 60 winners have been chosen because Jodi and I felt they were strong enough to stand up in the auction. But I just want to throw out the reminder, because "no bids" might feel a lot like rejection.
It's not. And while the bidding is certainly the most scintillating part of this event, the critique is invaluable -- and everybody is getting that!
Okay, that was my mother hen moment. You know I care a great deal about this community; I want this experience to be positive for everybody!
So HAVE FUN! Critiquing will go on throughout the weekend and into Monday. Bidding will open on Tuesday at 11:00 am EST.
Hugs to all!